Sinus Headache: A Possible Sinus Infection Symptom
A sinus headache is characterized
by a dull, deep pain around the forehead. These severely painful
headaches are caused when the passages behind the cheeks, eyes and
nose become inflamed. If you bend down or lean forward, it will
usually make your sinus headache worse. Still, sometimes people
confuse a sinus headache for a migraine, which can lead to taking
the wrong medications and making the sinus headache worse.
These are a few signs and symptoms of a sinus headache:
Severe pressure and pain in areas around
the face and or head
Bending forward brings about severe pain
Intense pain in the morning since mucus collects
at night, then less pain in the afternoon
Tenderness around the face
If the condition worsens and becomes
a sinus infection, the symptoms then veer into sore throats with
postnasal drip, yellow discharge from the nose, fever and fatigue.
A sinus headache is usually caused by an inflammation of the sinuses.
There are four sinus cavities and they surround the cheeks, eyes
and forehead, and if they’re healthy, they allow mucus to
drain and air to flow smoothly. A sinus headache, and worse a sinus
infection, can occur when the sinuses are inflamed and the mucus
You are susceptible to a sinus headache or sinus infection if you
have a history of asthma or allergies, swim or dive frequently,
or have issues like nasal polyps, deviated septum or cleft palate.
In order to treat a sinus headache, you must first treat the sinus
inflammation. You can try and treat a sinus headache by using a
humidifier, using antibiotics, prescribed medications or a natural
alternative like a homeopathic medicinal.